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SXSW: A third person dies after festival car crash

Austin police say a third person has died after being struck by a suspected drunken driver last week during the SXSW festival.

Sandy Le died of injuries suffered early Thursday, according to spokeswoman Veneza Bremner. She did not say when the 26-year-old died.

Le was in a crowd outside an Austin club when the driver smashed his car through a street barricade and accelerated into a group of festival-goers.

Jamie West, 27, of Austin and Dutchman Steven Craenmehr, 35, were killed at the scene. More than 20 others were injured.

Rashad Owens, 21, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle. He’s accused of driving drunk and fleeing from police, then intentionally driving into festival-goers.

Chris Brown returns to court after rehab dismissal

After a weekend in jail, Chris Brown is facing a court hearing over his dismissal from rehab and whether he should be given additional penalties, which could include more time behind bars.

The Grammy-winning R&B singer spent the weekend in a downtown Los Angeles lockup after a judge ordered him to be arrested for violating the rules and regulations of his treatment. Court records did not elaborate on the reason for Brown’s dismissal from the facility in Malibu that was treating him for anger management, substance abuse and issues related to bi-polar disorder.

Brown, 24, had been under court orders to remain in treatment since November, one month after he was arrested in Washington, D.C., after a man accused him of punching him in a confrontation outside a hotel. That case remains pending, and Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin has not yet scheduled a probation violation hearing to address whether he would penalize the singer for the arrest.

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Miley Cyrus fan sneaks into Omaha dressing room

Police say an 18-year-old Miley Cyrus fan sneaked into her dressing room a day before her Omaha concert and left a note pleading her to meet him.

Omaha television station KETV says police reported that the man, Tucker Salvesen, entered a restricted area of the CenturyLink Center on Wednesday. He then posted a Twitter message to the pop star, telling her to look for his note.

Police say Salvesen’s note pledged his love to Cyrus and said her music gave him all the answers he was looking for to mend his broken heart.

Salvesen was detained the day of the concert in a public area at the CenturyLink Center and cited on suspicion of trespassing.

Cyrus’ publicist didn’t immediately return a message from The Associated Press on Monday.

Ke$ha tweets good news about leaving treatment facility

Good news alert!

Ke$ha has left the treatment facility she entered in early January because of an eating disorder. The 27-year-old singer tweeted the news Friday. READ FULL STORY

Arby's gets Pharrell's hat for $44K in eBay bid

Arby’s has won the bid for Pharrell’s famous hat.

The fast food restaurant announced Sunday it paid $44,100 for the Vivienne Westwood hat, made famous when Pharrell wore it at the Grammy Awards in January.

The Arby’s logo uses a design similar to the brown fedora, which became a trending topic on Twitter after Pharrell sported it.

The producer-rapper-singer put the hat on eBay two weeks ago. The earnings will support his charity From One Hand to Another.

Pharrell tweeted thanks to the buyer Sunday, to which Arby’s replied: “You’re welcome. We’re HAPPY to support a great cause & get our hat back.”

Pharrell wore a similar hat when he performed at the Academy Awards on Sunday. His No. 1 hit “Happy” was nominated for best original song.

Mary J. Blige's father stabbed, critically wounded

Michigan police say the father of multi-platinum-selling singer Mary J. Blige was stabbed and critically injured.

Police say his ex-girlfriend is in jail on an attempted murder charge.

Battle Creek police say the attack happened about 7 a.m. Thursday at the apartment of 63-year-old Thomas Blige.

Police say he had a neck wound and was taken to Kalamazoo’s Bronson Methodist Hospital, which says it has no information on his condition.

Detective Sgt. Jim Martens tells the Battle Creek Enquirer that officers recovered the knife and found Blige’s ex-girlfriend with blood on her clothing. She’s in the Calhoun County jail and is expected to be arraigned Friday.

Forty-three-year-old Mary J. Blige is a Grammy award winner whose hits include “Real Love,” “No More Drama,” and “Family Affair.”

Captain & Tennille are getting divorced

“Love Will Keep Us Together” duo Captain & Tennille are divorcing after nearly four decades of marriage, People reports.

Toni Tennille, 73, has filed for divorce from her husband, Daryl Dragon, 71. The musical and romantic pair were married in 1975 and have no children.

Justin Bieber accused of egging neighbor's home

Sheriff’s deputies are investigating Justin Bieber for yet another neighborly dispute that could land him in court.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore says Bieber has been named as a suspect in a misdemeanor vandalism and assault crime report for allegedly throwing eggs at a neighbor’s home in their gated Calabasas neighborhood Thursday evening.

The 19-year-old pop star allegedly egged the house while his neighbor and neighbor’s daughter were on the balcony. They videotaped the incident, Whitmore says.

Whitmore says Bieber won’t speak to deputies. Depending on the damage estimate, a charge could rise to a felony.

In October, prosecutors declined to charge Bieber after a neighbor complained he drove recklessly through the area.

Messages left for Bieber’s representative, Melissa Victor, weren’t immediately returned Sunday morning.

Chris Brown rejects plea deal in D.C. assault case

Lawyers for Chris Brown say the singer has rejected a plea deal in a case in which he’s accused of hitting a man outside a Washington hotel.

Brown appeared Wednesday afternoon in a D.C. court. He and his bodyguard face a misdemeanor assault charge after an October altercation outside the W Hotel.

Speaking outside of court, Brown’s lawyer, Danny Onorato said they had decided not to accept the plea because “Chris Brown’s not guilty.”

His lawyers say they expect a trial date to be set at another hearing, scheduled for Feb. 20.

At the time he was charged, the Grammy winner was on probation in California for a 2009 attack on singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend. As a result of the charge in Washington, a judge revoked Brown’s probation in California.

Insane Clown Posse sues feds over gang label

The Insane Clown Posse is suing the U.S. Justice Department over a 2011 FBI report that depicts the rap-metal duo’s devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group’s two members, Joseph Bruce (Violent J) and Joseph Utsler (Shaggy 2 Dope). It also names four fans as plaintiffs.

The lawsuit contends that the description of the Juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang” in a national report on gangs violated the plaintiffs’ rights. The group says its fans are a family, not a gang.

Scott Gandy, who is one of the four fans who are suing, says he was forced to remove Insane Clown Posse tattoos to apply for the Army.

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